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Cinnamon Peanut Brittle

 Cinnamon Peanut Brittle
I made this sweet and crunchy candy for Christmas and sent some with my husband to work. His co-workers liked it so much they asked for more. It has a lovely glossy appearance, is packed with peanuts and gets a different flavor from cinnamon. -Grace Miller, Mansfield, Ohio
10 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Heat,
  • uncovered, on high for 3 minutes; stir. Heat 2-1/4 minutes longer.
  • Stir in peanuts, butter and cinnamon.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 20-30 seconds or until mixture
  • turns a light amber color (mixture will be very hot). Quickly stir
  • in baking soda and vanilla until light and foamy.
  • Immediately pour onto a greased baking sheet and spread with a metal
  • spatula. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm; break into small
  • pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1-1/4 pounds.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 ounces) equals 296 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.